OMA Conference 2020- Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals
Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference 2020
Huntsville, Ontario
October 28-30, 2020

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Annual Conference supports the goals outlined in its Ontario Museums 2025: Strategic Vision and Action Plan to create:

  • Vibrant and Vital Museums
  • Relevant and Meaningful Collections
  • A Strong and Successful Sector
  • An Effective and Collaborative Workforce.

The conference will further the goals of the OMA Strategic Plan, Towards 2025.  The Conference also serves to strengthen the museum and heritage sector by providing:

  • professional development and learning opportunities,
  • information and inspiration to museums and museum professionals,
  • and bringing the sector together in meaningful and productive discussions

Museums are both engaged as global citizens, and central to the vitality of their local communities. In working towards the goals of Ontario’s Museums 2025, museums are committed to their local communities and the province. The OMA Annual Conference 2020 provides an opportunity to reflect on how Ontario museums are currently working, and can become more engaged, with worldwide initiatives to improve the lives of people, protect the planet, strengthen our institutions, and ensure prosperity for all. 

To read the full Call for Proposals, including questions to consider, CLICK HERE


Proposals are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Session organizers will be contacted by the end of May 2020. 

The title of your session to be used in the Conference Program.
Session organizers are responsible for organizing the session and relaying session information. The OMA maintains contact only with the session organizer, who is responsible for relaying information about scheduling and setup information, and for ensuring that session presenters are aware of deadlines to complete the speaker agreement and register.
Biographies are limited to 100 words.
Include: -main issues or topics to be addressed -focus and intent of the proposal -relationship to the theme (including to which SDGs the session relates) -objectives you wish to achieve -proposed approach to engage the audience (e.g. roundtable discussion, interactive activity) Please note: all sessions except for Ignites will include a question and answer portion unless otherwise specified -how the session considers issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, or inclusion -other information that the reviewers may find of interest
Please indicate the length of session in minutes. Sessions are between 5 and 60 minutes long.
A two sentence description that provides a succinct description of the session. This description will appear on the OMA website, mobile app, and other published conference materials. The Program Committee and OMA reserve the right to edit approved session descriptions.
Terms and conditions found can be found HERE.
Maximum 5MB, accepted files: .jpg .gif .png .doc .docx .ppt .pptx .pdf For multiple items or for other file formats, please email them to